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Speeches Shim

December 10, 2019

Through storytelling, Somalis reflect the values they cherish: loyalty, courage, fairness, intelligence, and generosity. This rich oral culture is the social glue that binds Somalis together despite adversity, conflict, and famine faced over the last few decades.

April 8, 2019


The Somali justice system faces many varied challenges. Citizens struggle to access justice due to a lack of awareness of their rights, proximity to services, and legal aid. Seeking justice is especially challenging for marginalized segments of society, including women, youth, internally displaced persons, members of minority clans or kin groups, and persons with disabilities. They are often less informed about their rights, face discriminatory practices, and have fewer financial resources.

March 14, 2019

USAID recognizes the critical role of development in addressing social, economic, governance and other factors that can drive violent extremism or radicalize individuals and communities. Countering violent extremism (CVE) is central to achieving USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our shared security and prosperity. We coordinate closely with the State Department and other U.S. Government entities on this issue.

February 4, 2019


Somalia faces heightened public scrutiny as its government manages over $92 million in budget support while striving to meet International Monetary Fund performance benchmarks. Its ability to adopt sound fiscal policy and improve financial governance will determine its eligibility for debt relief. At this critical juncture, the Federal Parliament of Somalia must strengthen its financial oversight practices and embrace principles of accountability.

July 3, 2018

Activity Overview

Bar ama Baro aims to increase access to quality education for a targeted number of out-of-school children and youth of ages approximately 8-15 in targeted regions of Somalia.  Bar ama Baro will increase student enrollment in accelerated education centers (AE), improve student safety, monitor improvements in literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional skills among students in these AE centers, and improve the Federal Government of Somalia’s capacity to standardize and regulate the accelerated education space.